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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: MarkJS
This is just a bunch of unrelated events compiled into a list to make the world seem like it is going to s#. But all that highlights is the fearmongering and attention that mass media likes to throw at bad news, because bad news gets them more viewers.
originally posted by: MarkJS
From an eschatological view, if Ebola is actually receding, it would be a phenomenon that is indeed against the current tide of degeneration of other developing trends. It would be tremendous news! If it's all just hype and US Ebola cases are actually going to zero, many people's reactions to Ebola would just be thought of as simple paranoia. Way over the top, as it were.
Because all the other news events in the world have been getting progressively worse. Should I make a short list?
-Fukishima radiation leakage
-general pollution in the world
-manmade global warming (debatable)
-global warming not manmade
-increased volcanic activity all around the world
-bigger and stronger hurricanes/typhoons every year
-Korea / China
-China / Japan
-Russian subs spying near Norway
-Russia / Ukraine
-Russia / Crimea
-dollar losing value
-Euro taking a beating somewhat (could be wrong on this)
-outsourcing of American jobs
-H1-B visas replacing almost all domestic American IT jobs
-Almost all doctors in America are foreigners now.
-The Venezuelan virus - Ebola-like or worse. Rumored and possibly hushed up.
-more and more drugs flooding the US
o Illegal immigration
-open southern border
So you would hae to forgive me if I seem a little hesitant to throw a "we are Ebola-free" party just yet.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Krazysh0t
How many people do YOU know personally that have Ebola or were in bodily fluid contact with someone who was?
Silly notion. I've never seen anyone die, ever.
I guess then that death is over rated. Silly me.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
And again just to be clear this thread is about the overblown responses that have occurred due to Ebola. Not an argument against its danger or any other world woe at the moment.
Stay on target.as the computer in Star Wars admonished Luke Skywalker. LOL.
a reply to: MarkJS
Of course the threat is real and dangerous in west Africa but making a woman who vomits on an airplane spend her entire trip in a bathroom is just an overblown and totally unwarranted response.
you could be better utilizing your time worrying about things like being happy and content.